- Student volunteers help at Big Beach Clean
For the eighth year running, student volunteers from UWE Bristol are joining forces with the Marine Conservation Society on Saturday 30 May 2015 to spring clean Sand Bay, near Weston-super-Mare.
- Why do people in later life give up cycling? Get involved with Cycle BOOM research project
In some parts of the UK cycling is booming. Nevertheless people aged 65+ make only 1 per cent of all journeys by bike compared with 9 per cent in Germany.
Researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol are studying the practice, experience and impact of cycling past the age of fifty in a project called Cycle BOOM.
- UWE Glenside Clock Tower lit up green to celebrate Green Capital 2015
The Clock Tower at the Glenside Campus of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is being lit up green to celebrate the European Green Capital for the duration of 2015. The switch on will take place at 7:00pm on Monday 16 March 2015.
- Study reveals what difference Bristol's elected mayor has made to the city
Having a directly elected mayor in Bristol has led to a dramatic increase in the visibility of leadership in the city, according to the latest results from a 'before and after' study of the impact the role has had on urban governance.
The Bristol Civic Leadership Project, led by local democracy experts at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), assessed the perceptions of the public and of civic leaders towards the mayoral model of governance. By working with stakeholders it aims to influence policy in this area.
- Bristol Parkhive to help volunteers improve Bristol's parks and green spaces
The University of the West of England's Arts, Creative Industries and Education faculty is working with volunteers from Bristol Parks Forum on a city-wide public engagement project as part of Bristol Green Capital 2015.
Bristol Parkhive is a collaborative exchange project between UWE Bristol and the Bristol Parks Forum, the umbrella organisation for Bristol's network of community and volunteer-led parks groups.
- It's Time to Talk – UWE Bristol Mental Health Champion invited to Downing Street
Sue Ollis, one of UWE Bristol's Mental Health Champions, will attend a reception on national Time To Talk Day(Thursday 5 February 2015 at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister's office.
- UWE Bristol named No 1 University in Stonewall Top Employers 2015
UWE Bristol's commitment to supporting LGBT staff has been recognised in this year's Top 100 annual Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index, named number one University for the first time in the rankings.
Out of the hundreds of employers surveyed, UWE Bristol also climbed 24 places to 11th spot from 35th position in 2014.
- Science Live – new transatlantic pilot study to research what makes a public science event tick
The Festival of Nature, British Science Week and Bristol Food Connections are just some of the popular science events that engage approximately half of the UK population each year. Now in a bid to catalogue and research the impact of live science events in the UK and US, a new transatlantic pilot study, Science Live has been announced.
- Active bystanders: UWE encourages students to take steps to prevent violence or abuse
UWE Bristol is today (Wednesday 24 September) launching a new programme to encourage all students to stand up against violence or sexual abuse in their community.
Called The Intervention Initiative, it is a free resource with an educational toolkit to be used by universities and colleges for the prevention of sexual coercion and domestic abuse in university settings.
- Bristol Bright Night Brings Science to the City
Friday 26 September will see Bristol's streets come to life as Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city for the first time with a programme of free activities, giving the public the chance to discover the wealth of scientific research taking place on their doorstep, and meet the researchers responsible.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to John Prior
UWE Bristol have awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to John Prior in recognition of his contribution to youth enterprise.
- UWE Bristol proud to sponsor Pride
UWE Bristol is sponsoring Bristol Pride 2014, a week-long celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the South West, running from the 5 – 13 July.
- UWE Bristol unveils ambitious plan for 2015 Euro Green Capital
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is working on an ambitious plan to maximise its contribution to Bristol's year as European Green Capital.
- Bristol UWE at Festival of Nature
From robots vs animals to bioluminescent bacteria, UWE Bristol experts will bring their passion and knowledge to this year's Festival of | Nature this weekend (14-15 June 2014).
- Green Gateways seek to reinterpret first impressions of Bristol
An ideas project to reimagine and improve major entry points to Bristol has ambitions to become a reality for Bristol's European Green Capital year in 2015. The 'Green Gateways' project is being run by Bristol in Bloom, with partners at the Green Capital Partnership, the University of West of England (UWE Bristol), and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).